Jersey calf

  • Jersey calf

    Posted by Harley86 on September 6, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I have a young calf with a cough. He’s eating well and wide eyed. Should I be worried? What signs should I look out for? How do you treat?

    Toni replied 1 year, 8 months ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Toni

    Member
    September 6, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    More information would help.Does he/she have a temp? Is it on Momma or bottle fed? Age?

    • Harley86

      Member
      September 6, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      No temp, was bottle fed after 1 week old to being weened at 8/9 weeks old. Not gaining as much weight as the others. He’s active but has a cough. He has access to the outside.

      • Toni

        Member
        September 6, 2022 at 6:43 pm

        Wow. That’s young to wean… Do you have it on calf starter for rumen development? or what is it being weaned to?

        I strongly suggest you join the Keeping a Family Cow forum. They have many experienced folks who raise bottle calves. I’ve never done that. They also have several vets who offer free help…

        On our homestead, on the few times we have had any respiratory issues, I have used Thyme Essential Oil up the topline and rubbed over the lung area from the withers down toward the front legs. For a calf I wouldn’t use more than four drops.

        https://familycow.proboards.com/

  • Toni

    Member
    September 6, 2022 at 6:01 pm
  • Toni

    Member
    September 6, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I’ll try…

    https://familycow.proboards.com/

    see if that works

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